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Read online The Secret History of Science Fiction.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Secret History of Science Fiction This ingeniously conceived anthology raises the intriguing question i If Thomas Pynchon s i Gravity s Rainbow i had won the Nebula award in would the future distinction between literary fiction and science fiction have been erased i Exploring the possibility of an alternate history of speculative fiction this literary collection reveals that the lines between genres have already been obscured Don DeLillo s Human Moments in World War III follows the strange detachment of two astronauts who are orbiting in a skylab while a third world war rages on earth The Ziggurat by Gene Wolfe traverses a dissolving marriage a custody dispute and the visit of time travelers from the future T C Boyle s Descent of Man is the subversively funny tale of a man who suspects that his primatologist lover is having an affair with one of her charges In Schwarzschild Radius Connie Willis draws an allegorical parallel between the horrors of trench warfare and the speculative physics of black holes Artfully crafted and offering a wealth of esteemed authors from writers within the genre to those normally associated with mainstream fiction as well as those with a crossover reputation this volume aptly demonstrates that great science fiction appears in many guises .

Contents .

Introduction by James Patrick Kelly amp John Kessel .

Angouleme by Thomas M Disch The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula K Le Guin Ladies and Gentlemen This Is Your Crisis by Kate Wilhelm Descent of Man by T C Boyle Human Moments in World War III by Don DeLillo Homelanding by Margaret Atwood The Nine Billion Names of God by Carter Scholz Interlocking Pieces by Molly Gloss Salvador by Lucius Shepard Schwarzschild Radius by Connie Willis Buddha Nostril Bird by John Kessel The Ziggurat by Gene Wolfe The Hardened Criminals by Jonathan Lethem Standing Room Only by Karen Joy Fowler to by James Patrick Kelly by George Saunders The Martian Agent A Planetary Romance by Michael Chabon Frankenstein s Daughter by Maureen F McHugh The Wizard of West Orange by Steven Millhauser .

by James Patrick Kelly, John Kessel, Lucius Shepard, Connie Willis, Gene Wolfe, Jonathan Lethem, Karen Joy Fowler, George Saunders, Michael Chabon, Maureen F. McHugh, Thomas M. Disch, Steven Millhauser, Ursula K. Le Guin, Kate Wilhelm, T.C. Boyle, Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, Carter Scholz, Molly Gloss

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The Secret History of Science Fiction
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Category:Science fiction, Short stories, Anthologies, Fiction
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Colonization is the theme of this exciting complex page turner that provides a provocative and entertaining look at Thoreau s classic eco text i Walden i Eccentric billionaire Jack Winter has bought the planet Beekman s Pea renamed it Walden and created a utopia in which members renounce the technologies of human civilization Marginalized by these newcomers the planet s original inhabitants are resisting the colony s dominance by setting fires to Walden s artificial ecology A member of Walden Prosper Gregory Leung is a veteran firefighter who believes in protecting Winter s utopian vision but when he is wounded he begins to learn of the terrible price that the people of Walden are paying for their paradise Interwoven with themes of environmental responsibility political struggle and courage this adventure novel nimbly combines political and social relevance with a flawless and gripping narrative from a veteran science fiction author br, This ingeniously conceived anthology raises the intriguing question i If Thomas Pynchon s i Gravity s Rainbow i had won the Nebula award in would the future distinction between literary fiction and science fiction have been erased i Exploring the possibility of an alternate history of speculative fiction this literary collection reveals that the lines between genres have already been obscured Don DeLillo s Human Moments in World War III follows the strange detachment of two astronauts who are orbiting in a skylab while a third world war rages on earth The Ziggurat by Gene Wolfe traverses a dissolving marriage a custody dispute and the visit of time travelers from the future T C Boyle s Descent of Man is the subversively funny tale of a man who suspects that his primatologist lover is having an affair with one of her charges In Schwarzschild Radius Connie Willis draws an allegorical parallel between the horrors of trench warfare and the speculative physics of black holes Artfully crafted and offering a wealth of esteemed authors from writers within the genre to those normally associated with mainstream fiction as well as those with a crossover reputation this volume aptly demonstrates that great science fiction appears in many guises br br Contents br br Introduction by James Patrick Kelly amp John Kessel br br Angouleme by Thomas M Disch br The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas by Ursula K Le Guin br Ladies and Gentlemen This Is Your Crisis by Kate Wilhelm br Descent of Man by T C Boyle br Human Moments in World War III by Don DeLillo br Homelanding by Margaret Atwood br The Nine Billion Names of God by Carter Scholz br Interlocking Pieces by Molly Gloss br Salvador by Lucius Shepard br Schwarzschild Radius by Connie Willis br Buddha Nostril Bird by John Kessel br The Ziggurat by Gene Wolfe br The Hardened Criminals by Jonathan Lethem br Standing Room Only by Karen Joy Fowler br to by James Patrick Kelly br by George Saunders br The Martian Agent A Planetary Romance by Michael Chabon br Frankenstein s Daughter by Maureen F McHugh br The Wizard of West Orange by Steven Millhauser br br, If it is true that the test of a first rate mind is its ability to hold two contradictory ideas at the same time then we live in a century when it takes a first rate mind just to get through the day We have unprecedented access to information cognitive dissonance is a banner headline in our morning papers and radiates silently from our computer screens Slipstream poised between literature and popular culture embraces the dissonance br br These ambitious stories of visionary strangeness defy the conventions of science fiction Tales by Michael Chabon Karen Joy Fowler Jonathan Lethem Carol Emshwiller George Saunders and others pull the reader into a vivid dreamspace and embrace the knowledge that life today is increasingly surreal br br Contents br br Introduction by John Kessel and Jim Patrick Kelly br br Al by Carol Emshwiller br The Little Magic Shop by Bruce Sterling br The Healer by Aimee Bender br The Specialist s Hat by Kelly Link br Light and the Sufferer by Jonathan Lethem br Sea Oak by George Saunders br Exhibit H Torn Pages Discovered in the Vest Pocket of an Unidentified Tourist by Jeff VanderMeer br Hell is the Absence of God by Ted Chiang br Lieserl by Karen Joy Fowler br Bright Morning by Jeffrey Ford br Biographical Notes to A Discourse on the Nature of Causality with Air planes by Benjamin Rosenbaum br The God of Dark Laughter by Michael Chabon br The Rose in Twelve Petals by Theodora Goss br The Lions Are Asleep This Night by Howard Waldrop br You Have Never Been Here by M Rickert br I Want My th Century Schizoid Art I IV various contributors br br, She is the clone of a famed space explorer but Mariska Volochkova rejects her mother and her heritage and wants no part of interstellar adventure Although she is genetically engineered to hibernate through the interminable decades of space travel Mariska s home is a habitat on the moon and there she intends to stay br br But the sweep of interplanetary politics and an affair with a Martian catches Mariska up in a conspiracy to commit a bold theft that will alter the future of space colonization Mariska must put her life on the line again and again if she is to discover who she is and what her true destiny must be br br In his first new novel in more than years Hugo Nebula and Locus Award winner James Patrick Kelly has crafted a hard science techno thriller that never loses its focus on the conflicted emotional life of Mariska a true citizen of the posthuman nd century